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Beyonce, ‘Drunk in Love’ – Song Meaning

Beyonce Drunk in Love Song Meaning
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Beyonce‘s ‘Drunk in Love’ is a sexy, sultry song that finds King Bey employing an extended metaphor. She’s not intoxicated by liquor or any sort of spiked beverage; she is lit up with attraction, affinity and amor for her man! This is our breakdown of Bey’s latest steamy smash.

“I’ve been drinking, I’ve been drinking / I get filthy when that liquor get into me / I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking / Why can’t I keep my fingers off it, baby?”

Beyonce’s narrator is a dirty girl. Or at least she has a dirty mind. It might seem like she is saying that when she gets a little tipsy, her inhibitions fall away. But it’s really her man who gets her hot, bothered and aroused. As for what she can’t keep her hands to herself over? Why that’s parts of his body, of course. Loosen up those ties, gentlemen!

“Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard
/ Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood / I’m swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body / Been serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good, good.”

Oh, those are not exactly waves that Beyonce’s protagonist is riding. Instead, those words are a metaphor for hooking up. Bey just says things in a clever, street way.

“Never tired, never tired / I been sipping / That’s the only thing that’s keeping me on fire, me on fire.”

Bey is keeping that love going by continuing to sip from the bottle. In essence, she keeps things hot by remaining intimate and physical with the man she loves. Plain and simple.

It’s a racy and raunchy song, but the way Bey expresses that sexuality (via clever turns of phrase) tones it down a bit.

That’s the PopCrush assessment of ‘Drunk in Love.’ PopCrushers and the Beyhive, what do you guys think when you hear ‘Drunk in Love?’

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